Carseldine Urban Village

The Queensland Government is conscious of the pressures of Brisbane’s increasing population growth. The government has therefore adopted a responsible and sustainable approach to manage the impacts upon residents and deliver community benefits, such as new open space, employment opportunities, education, cafes and affordable housing. With careful design, urban renewal is planned in areas with existing and planned infrastructure.

The Carseldine project will revitalise the former Queensland University of Technology (QUT) campus grounds to deliver an urban village that retains 75 per cent of existing bushland, provides over 4 hectares of new, purpose built open space with the proposed sportContinue reading

The Queensland Government is conscious of the pressures of Brisbane’s increasing population growth. The government has therefore adopted a responsible and sustainable approach to manage the impacts upon residents and deliver community benefits, such as new open space, employment opportunities, education, cafes and affordable housing. With careful design, urban renewal is planned in areas with existing and planned infrastructure.

The Carseldine project will revitalise the former Queensland University of Technology (QUT) campus grounds to deliver an urban village that retains 75 per cent of existing bushland, provides over 4 hectares of new, purpose built open space with the proposed sport and recreation precinct, and will offer a range of residential, commercial and retail uses.

The urban village will provide opportunities for the community, as well as attract investment, and deliver jobs and economic growth. The government office precinct (and the 900 public servants who work there), Carseldine Markets and C&K Childcare Centre will remain in place and these uses will form an integral part of the activation and success of the urban village.

You can view the Stage S Landscape context plan here or view the full development application by searching DEV2017/864 on www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/pda-da-applications

Please review the responses below, as your question may already be answered. If you would like to ask us a new question about the Carseldine Urban Village project, please do so here. 

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  • My query is about your proposed new road alignment using Whitehorse Street as a thoroughfare and creating a new entrance on Dorville Road. I live on Whitehorse Street (not Road according to your newsletters), and have to say you really have not done a thorough study of the traffic that uses this street currently. Are you going to liase with council about parking in this area? Have you really studied the amount of traffic currently using Whitehorse Street as a thoroughfare and the increase of people walking along these streets that have to use the roads as there are no paths. Currently, there are many cars parked along Whitehorse Street and Dorville Road, for the markets and employees at Department of Main Roads. They park on the bend and make it very difficult for cars entering Whitehorse Street to see other cars coming the other way, towards Dorville Road. There is also no footpath for families to walk safely on. I walk my dogs every day and take my children in our pram. I have to walk on the road as I can't walk anywhere else along Whitehorse Street. The amount of cars that zoom by and pass the parked cars on the side is increasing daily. I have had numerous encounters where cars have just missed hitting my children and myself because they can't see me coming due to me walking behind and around all the parked cars. This is getting more and more dangerous as traffic and more families move into the area.

    Kate V asked 11 days ago

    You can make a submission regarding the proposed intersection during the public notification period after the Stage 1 development application has been submitted which is expected in late September/early October 2017. We will email the registered users of the Have Your Say website when this occurs as well as placing advertisements in local newspapers, undertake a letterbox drop to adjacent homes and erect notices onsite. A traffic impact assessment report will be available online to read as part of the application. The report looks at the existing road network and traffic, and provides recommendations to ensure the traffic generated by new residents and growth in the area will operate acceptably in the future at both 2021 and 2031 forecasts.

  • I am concerned about the effectiveness of nest boxes as a replacement for natural habitat. In a recent article, linked here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-19/hume-highway-duplication-failed-to-protect-threatened-animals/8540406, these boxes proved ineffective and were not used by the animals. "The study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, looked at 587 boxes designed to attract animals considered threatened or in need of assistance as a result of tree clearing. The study found no evidence that the boxes had been used by the superb parrot and on only seven occasions where utilised by the other target animals, across 3,000 checks." Given this research, why do you think nesting boxes will be a good substitute for cleared habitat?

    Alana asked 21 days ago

    Nesting boxes have been very successful in both Fitzgibbon Chase (there are 25) and around the Government Office Precinct (there are 9). Following the 2008 report by Biodiversity and Asset Management (BAAM) 25 nesting boxes were installed throughout retained bushland associated with the Fitzgibbon Chase development, in accordance with the Fitzgibbon Squirrel Glider Management and Action Plan.

    The first monitoring of nest box occupancy was conducted by Biodiversity and Asset Management (BAAM) in 2012 which found they were successfully adopted as new homes by:

    Fitzgibbon Chase (25)

    • 11 were found to be occupied by native fauna species including the Common Bush tail Possum and Rainbow Lorikeet.
    • 6 were occupied at the time of inspection by Squirrel Gliders
    • 6 showed evidence of use by Squirrel Gliders
    • European honey bees had colonised one box
    • One was damaged (and subsequently fixed)

    In March 2017, EDQ engaged BAAM to inspect the same nesting boxes and of the 9 installed around the Government Office Precinct during its refurbishment found they were successfully adopted as new homes by:

    Government Office Precinct (9)

    • 2 were occupied by Squirrel Gliders
    • 1 showed evidence of use by Squirrel Gliders (nesting material)
    • 2 were occupied by Rainbow Lorikeets
    • 1 was occupied by Common Ringtail possum
    • 1 was colonised by native bees
    • 2 were damaged (and have since been repaired by EDQ).

    Fitzgibbon Chase (25)

    • 5 were occupied by Squirrel Gliders
    • 3 showed evidence of use by Squirrel Gliders (nesting material)
    • European bee hive had colonised one box
    • 10 were damaged (and have since been repaired by EDQ).

    BAAM investigations have shown that Squirrel Gliders will readily use nest boxes as den sites. They have a strong preference for nest boxes with a rear entry point where the access to the nest box is located on the side affixed to the host tree. Without reviewing the full report mentioned in the article below, it should be noted the picture with the article showed a nesting box facing out which would not be recommended.

    In relation to the bushland and local wild life, 75% of the existing bushland is being retained. Road areas proposed for removal (such as the existing Gate 3 road) within the project will be remediated with revegetation works to increase the bushland and include food source and habitat trees. Removal of bushland will require remediation as per the Bushland Management Plan which can be viewed on the Have Your Say website, under the Library section. 

    Another initiative by EDQ will be enhancing the wildlife corridor by revegetating crossing areas close to existing roads, installing crossing items such as glider poles, rope bridges and fauna underpasses, and provide additional planting. 

  • I recently asked my neighbours whether they were supportive of the CUV and they were all opposed, however several commented saying "what's the point, the government doesn’t listen to the public opinion, they’ll do just what they want”. This shouldn’t be the case. The Carseldine community are opposed to this development for several important reasons. The destruction of the huge nature reserve and playing fields and the major traffic problems that this will cause. The Carseldine area in recent years has already gone through major changes with development, with massive land clearing around Cowie and Lacy Roads, where the vegetation was not cleared but levelled. A large number of units have already been built in this area and community does not want any more high density unit developments especially multi-story style buildings. A retail prescient, will not survive, a number of retailers have already come and gone from Clock Corner because there was not enough patronage. The Labour Government has to listen to the local community or they will lose a lot of votes in the coming state elections!! NO to the CUV development.

    Jo Teske asked 20 days ago

    To lodge a formal objection against the project you will need to make a submission during the public notification period after the Stage 1 development application has been submitted, this is expected in late September. We will email the registered users when this occurs as well as placing advertisements in local newspapers, undertake a letterbox drop to adjacent homes and erect notices onsite.

    Traffic and road infrastructure is a high priority for EDQ. Upon lodgement of the Stage 1 development application, you will be able to review the Traffic Impact Assessment report which outlines our proposed road upgrades. The report looks at the existing road network and traffic, and provides recommendations to ensure the traffic generated by new residents and growth in the area will operate acceptably in the future at both 2021 and 2031 forecasts. There are six key road works to occur with the development of Carseldine Urban Village with four of the intersection works to be undertaken in conjunction with Stage 1.

    In relation to the bushland and local wild life, 75% of the existing bushland is being retained. Road areas proposed for removal (such as the existing Gate 3 road) within the project will be remediated with revegetation works to increase the bushland and include food source and habitat trees. Removal of bushland will require remediation as per the Bushland Management Plan which can be viewed on the have your say website, under the Library section.

    The new sport and recreation precinct (Stage S) will actually provide double the formal playing fields than is currently available while providing new amenity for all the community, such as BBQ’s, children's play equipment, exercise equipment, a dog park and shelters and seating areas. If you haven’t already, have a look at the Landscape Concept Plan that was submitted along with the development application.

    In relation to dwelling types and retail please see the earlier responses under 'Housing' and 'Retail' in the Q&A section.

  • As only 75 per cent of vegetation is to be retained, which vegetation Is earmarked to be destroyed?

    Anne g asked about 1 month ago

    75% of the existing bushland is being retained and you can read the Ecological Assessment Report online, that was lodged with the Stage S development application which contains mapping of the proposed cleared areas. Visit www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/pda-da-applications and search DEV2017/864.

    This calculation excludes the areas proposed for revegetation, such as the existing Gate 3 road, which will be remediated to increase the bushland overall and will include food source and habitat trees. Removal of bushland must be in line with the Bushland Management Plan which can also be viewed on the Have Your Say website, under the Library section

    Another initiative by EDQ will be enhancing the wildlife corridor by revegetating crossing areas close to existing roads, installing crossing items such as glider poles, rope bridges and fauna underpasses, installing nesting boxes and planting food source trees and will also be undertaking weed management through the bushland to protect native vegetation communities. A great opportunity exists to formalise a series of walking tracks and trails throughout the bushland for the local community to enjoy, which will also help to protect flora and fauna found throughout the bushland.

  • I have viewed the plans for the new development...what propaganda. The scale is massive, the destruction of habitat area is enormous, the traffic (a busway and roads!!) driving through this space will force all wildlife away from the area. This is totally unacceptable. I live in Fitzgibbon and can see how a plan such as this ruins local habitat and waterways. Fitzgibbon is full of blocked waterways and drains, weeds and pest animals. If the government is serious about preserving habitat ..this cannot go ahead. Why not invest in developing the area into a nature reserve?? Plant local native species, encourage animals back into the already devastated area.

    Vanessa asked 26 days ago

    The Queensland Government is conscious of the pressures of Brisbane’s increasing population growth. The government has therefore adopted a responsible and sustainable approach to manage the impacts upon residents and deliver community benefits, such as new open space, employment opportunities, education, cafes and affordable housing. With careful design, urban renewal is planned in areas with existing and planned infrastructure.

    In relation to the bushland and local wildlife, 75% of the existing bushland is being retained. Road areas proposed for removal (such as the existing Gate 3 road) within the project will be remediated with revegetation works to increase the bushland and include food sources and habitat trees. Removal of bushland will require remediation as per the Bushland Management Plan which can be viewed on the Have Your Say website, under the Library section. Another initiative by EDQ will be enhancing the wildlife corridor by revegetating crossing areas close to existing roads, installing crossing items such as glider poles, rope bridges and fauna underpasses, installing nesting boxes and planting food source trees and will also be undertaking weed management through the bushland to protect native vegetation communities. A great opportunity exists to formalise a series of walking tracks and trails throughout the bushland for the local community to enjoy, which will also help to protect flora and fauna found throughout the bushland.

    EDQ is tasked with delivering outcomes of the Advancing our cities and regions (AOCR) strategy to see surplus and underutilised state property renewed and repurposed, breathing new life into communities across the State. Funding the conversion of the site into a native reserve is outside the directive for EDQ under AOCR.

    To lodge an objection to the project you will need to make a submission during the public notification period after the Stage 1 development application has been submitted which is expected in September. We will email the registered users when this occurs as well as placing advertisements in local newspapers, undertake letterbox drop to adjacent homes and erect notices onsite.

  • I thought this had all died in too hard basket? Why is it only now a sign has been installed on site for queries? Do you know not all residents are against it? I am for it though to a smaller extent than maybe proposed. An underpass north side of the levelcrossing and another southside of the level crossing will cheaply, with less interference during construction, allow busses and trucks to use the Beams Road level crossing but allow most vehicles 24 hour use of Beams Road. It will cost some carpark land and some land sitting there idle. A road pushed through on the western side of the railway to access Zillmere Road will elliminalte traffic turmoil in and out of the developed site into Beams and Dorville Roads for residents and businesses. Building heights to 5 stories only is sufficient. Maintaining at least the front football oval would be ideal. Busses using the existing and kept crossing could easily access any proposed bus route along the eastern side of the railway line. Could development along the creek behind the diamond suffice for residences? The creek is all overgrown with debris washed down over years any. Would cleaning out the creek not allow for some flood control that currently is disasterous on some occasions. Does not the Balcara Ave Park need some opening up / draining to remove the "saucer effect" that occurs in front of the Clock Corner shops in heavy weather? Removal of this water to Cabbage Tree Ck under the railway is screaming out for action. The last storm of a large magnitude nearly cost the lives of a 12 year old schoolgirl in no more than 700 mm of water plus the loss of three handicapped young adults who were totally mesmerized by the situation. Can run off from the Govt Precinct be directly routed to the creek instead of onto Beams Road where leaf and tree debris block the grates in seconds thus causing massive flooding to the already stressed Beams/Balcara intersection?

    Peter Hislop asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your enquiry. The development of the Carseldine Urban Village is continuing. EDQ has been engaging with the community about this project since December last year. The most recent engagement was the community information sessions in June to promote the proposed master plan.

    The recently installed billboards are to communicate with people who have not actively engaged with EDQ to date or are unsure how to find information about the project. The billboards are a method of communication that will transition over time from the current general information to advertising the project and will be in place over the life of the development.

    In regards to your comment about building heights, while the allowable development heights across the site range from 3, 5 and 8 storeys, please note these are the maximums, and not the targets. However, limiting the residential development only to the area behind the old baseball diamond, would not be commercially viable and would also negatively impact the existing fauna corridor and creek. 

    Regarding your comment on Balcara Ave Park and flooding in front of the Clock Corner, we would need more information to respond specifically to this issue as it sounds like an on-going matter separate from the proposed development of the site. More generally, you can find information about the proposed flood mitigation on site in the Q & A section under the ‘Flood’ tab. 

    You are correct, the current run off from the Government Office Precinct does enter a detention basin before exiting on to Beams Road. Once development of Stage 3 occurs, the detention basin will be relocated and the stormwater directed into the new stormwater network and not exit across Beams Road. This will help with the flooding and debris blocking grates as mentioned.

    In relation to your suggestions of an underpass, this would have to be decided by Brisbane City Council.

  • My question is a simple one. Why would a Labour government sanction a project which destroys one of the few environmental gems in suburban Brisbane? The destruction of wildlife habitat is quite simply. .slaughter. plain and simple. Im all for more affordable housing but there are other vacant parcels of land not far away that would not involve the felling of so many beautiful old trees. The residents of Carseldine are pleading with you not to go ahead with this. This bushland makes Carseldine what it is. Please listen. I was a public servant in fear of my job during the Newman cuts. Labour spoke out against the injustice of it all. Labour have spoken out about land clearing. I have never voted for the Coalition and never would. But this issue is so important to me that if this project goes ahead I will never vote Labour again. Thanks for eading and hopefully listening to the people of Carseldine.

    Steve, Carseldine asked 28 days ago

    In relation to the bushland and local wildlife, 75% of the existing bushland is being retained. This does not account for new planting and remediation that EDQ will be undertaking. Road areas proposed for removal (such as the existing Gate 3 road) within the project will be remediated with revegetation works to increase the bushland and include food sources and habitat trees.

    The existing sports fields were raised and are part of the issue in relation to how flood water moves from the creek to Beams Road and the railway line. By relocating the fields and removing vegetated area, we are able to construct a detention basin and other associated flood mitigation works that will improve this issue for surrounding landowners and help relieve flooding onto Beams Road.

    To lodge a formal objection against the project you will need to make a submission during the public notification period after the Stage 1 development application has been submitted which is expected in September. We will email the registered users on this site when this occurs as well as placing advertisements in local newspapers, undertake a letterbox drop to adjacent homes and erect notices onsite.

  • Landscape Master plan has cricket pitch. Is that a turf wicket? . We use the cricket nets near the baseball field. Landscape masterplan does not cater for existing cricket nets, will there be cricket nets added to the master plan? These cricket nets might well be the practice nets for the future Australian Cricket Captain's.

    Cricketer asked 26 days ago

    The cricket pitch is proposed as a concrete pitch with synthetic cover, based on feedback from representatives of three cricket clubs. The plan doesn’t show the existing cricket nets as that level of detail that would be provided in the next approval process called Pre Construction Approval, but yes, these will be included.

  • I am very concerned about the impacts the development will have for road congestion in the area following a development of this magnitude as it is already congested on Beams road. What additional infrastructure will be put in place to alleviate this additional car traffic? I am also concerned that the bikeways that currently exist will be removed and travelling on the roads like Beams Road is somewhat dangerous. What compensating additional bikeways will be developed in Carseldine/Bald Hills, Fitzgibbon? I am also concerned about the local wildlife in the green areas and how they will be adversely affected. Retaining only 75% does appear to be a significant green space reduction. While I would not be affected by parking issues I can imagine many residents will be hampered by very significant additional overflow parking as is common in many developed areas. What is the latest proposal for parking for these new residents? I would be in favour of a overpass over the railway line and road widening where it currently narrows. Is it possible to do these without any other developments to the area? As it stands I am entirely against the development except for road/overpass development - Carseldine resident.

    G Smith asked about 2 months ago

    Traffic and road infrastructure is a high priority for EDQ. Upon lodgement of the Stage 1 development application, you will be able to review the Traffic Impact Assessment report which outlines our proposed road upgrades. The report looks at the existing road network and traffic, and provides recommendations to ensure the traffic generated by new residents and growth in the area will operate acceptably in the future at both 2021 and 2031 forecasts. There are six key road works to occur with the development of Carseldine Urban Village with four of the intersection works to be undertaken in conjunction with Stage 1.

    A key vision of the project is about increasing mobility, cycling and bikeways are a large part of this. There will be a 3m dedicated bikeway through the Boulevard and all footpaths will be wide enough to cycle comfortably next to pedestrians. We will also be improving the cycle path that goes through the bushland and we are looking to extend the cycle way connection out from our site to the cycle way on Dorville Road and east on Beams Road.

    In relation to the bushland and local wild life, 75% of the existing bushland is being retained. Road areas proposed for removal (such as the existing Gate 3 road) within the project will be remediated with revegetation works to increase the bushland and include food source and habitat trees.

    In response to your question on parking, the Fitzgibbon PDA development scheme allows a minimum car parking rate for multi-residential of 1 space for studio and 1 bedroom units, 1.2 spaces for more than 1 bedrooms and 2 spaces for a house. As there are also rates for commercial and retail, parking requirements will be assessed and a car parking plan per stage will be prepared as part of a development application. This parking rate is consistent with the council’s scheme (Brisbane City Plan 2014) for multi-dwellings, when located near major public transport (such as the Carseldine train station), which is 0.9 space per 1 bedroom, 1.1 space for 2 bedrooms and 1.3 spaces for 3 bedrooms or more. So far, over 100 car parks have been proposed next to new sports park, 80 along the railway corridor, and over 60 around the village heart. The Boulevard will be a great source of additional parking as well has having on-street parking internally of approximately one per Terrace.

    EDQ is undertaking road upgrades and will contribute infrastructure charges towards a future railway overpass however either of these would occur without the development progressing. If you would like to discuss road upgrades or the overpass proceeding without development you will need to contact Brisbane City Council as they are the owner of Beams Road.

    To lodge a formal objection against the project you will need to make a submission during the public notification period after the Stage 1 development application has been submitted. We will email the registered users on this site when this occurs as well as placing advertisements in local newspapers, undertake a letterbox drop to adjacent homes and erect notices onsite.

  • Why are the sporting fields such a high priority? Is it just because those who want to keep their sportsfields are the squeakiest wheels? The sportfields are only used by a few segments of the community, including many who are not really local and who drive there - and only at selected times. There are plenty of alternatives including school sporting fields that could be used more out of school hours. And many sport entushiasts already have access to sportsfields at their schools and universities. i can understand the reasons for building higher-density housing close to transport hubs. But retaining and improving greenspace for flora and fauna on this site should be a higher priority than football fields especially given that it is near the creek corridor. Sportfields are not wildlife habitat. If CUV is planning for the future, it also needs to be asked what sort of sports will people play in 10 years or 20 years time. This last summer, many outdoor sports days were lost due to excess heat. Outdoor sports are also often rained out. We already live in a skin cancer capital. Perhaps we should be anticipating and encouraging a move toward different physical activities that cater for all ages, are more suited to our climate, and make better use of the land available.

    gayled asked about 2 months ago

    A sport and recreation precinct was included as a key outcome in the development scheme, the overarching plan for the urban village, in part because of an identified lack of suitable sports fields in north Brisbane. The new sport and recreation precinct will provide double the formal playing fields than is currently available and it is expected that it will be used by people from the broader north Brisbane area. However, the area is not just for field sports, it will also cater for all parts of the community by providing a range of amenities such as BBQ’s, seating and shelters, a dog park, several children's play equipment and an exercise area. The Stage S development application has been lodged for assessment and it you would like to review the Landscape Concept Plan, please visit the Library section.

    The new sport and recreation park is located closer to the creek as it will be utilised to deal with stormwater and flood management. The existing sports fields were raised is impacting on how flood water moves from the creek to Beams Road and the railway line. By relocating the fields, we will be able to construct a detention basin and other associated flood mitigation works that will improve this issue for surrounding landowners and help relieve flooding onto Beams Road. Upon lodgement of the Stage 1 development application you will be able to review the flood mitigation and stormwater management plan. A snapshot summary of the key points is also being prepared and will be available on haveyoursay.dilgp.qld.gov.au/carseldine in September.

    In relation to the bushland and local wild life, 75% of the existing bushland is being retained. Road areas proposed for removal (such as the existing Gate 3 road) within the project will be remediated with revegetation works to increase the bushland and include food source and habitat trees.

  • The master plan provides a small sporting area closer to the creek, which is flood prone and not easily accessible by the public. Why are you not retaining the existing sports fields and bushland as they are now. Is it not a wasteful expenditure to uproot the existing sports infrastructure including Electrical Lighting and reconstruct. Is there an 'Options Analysis' and 'Cost-Benefit Analysis' performed. If so can you make it public. Do you acknowledge that the existing playfields are all being used by the community extensively at present. The Master plan proposal reduces the sports field and amenities in addition to making them not easily accessible and cannot be used readily as it is farthest from Beams Road.

    Uma asked about 2 months ago

    The new sport and recreation precinct will actually provide double the formal playing fields than is currently available. The existing sports fields were raised and are part of the issue in relation to how flood water moves from the creek to Beams Road and the railway line. By relocating the fields, we are able to construct a detention basin and other associated flood mitigation works that will improve this issue for surrounding landowners and help relieve flooding onto Beams Road. Upon lodgement of the Stage 1 development application you will be able to review the flood mitigation and stormwater management plan. A snapshot summary of the key points is also being prepared as a hand out. These will be available in September.

    The existing flood lights are old technology and not energy efficient, they are expensive to maintain and run, costing the sports teams that hire them both time and money as they take longer to reach full illumination. Due to their age it would also introduce a maintenance issue for Brisbane City Council who will be the ultimate owner of the infrastructure. As such, we want to provide new, smart and energy efficient infrastructure.

    We agree the sporting fields are extensively used, this is one of the reasons the area was protected by being zoned only for open space within the Development Scheme. EDQ have also made the commitment to the community to undertake the new sport and recreation precinct works first so that there is access to open space at all times for the life of the development.

  • 1.Will there be a railway overpass ? the traffic is at peak levels now and without that overpass it will be a disaster. 2. How many visitors car parks are planned ? 3.Will houses in Carseldine lose water pressure as a result of more demand on the water network. 4. Is there enough electricity in the area to accommodate this development? 5. Will storm water flow into Cabbage Tree creek? Potential for flooding ??

    Wombat asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your questions.

    1. The railway overpass will be an ongoing discussion between State and Local Government. A traffic impact assessment has been completed and looks at the existing road network and traffic, and provides recommendations to ensure the traffic generated by new residents and growth in the area will operate acceptably in the future at both 2021 and 2031 forecasts. You will be able to review the traffic impact assessment online as part of the development application.
    2. Visitor parking will be addressed per stage as development applications are prepared. There is an additional 110 car parks adjacent to the sport and recreation precinct, 80 along the rail corridor and over 60 dedicated for the new village heart.
    3. No, the water service was checked with Queensland urban Utilities (QUU) in March 2017. A copy of this will be available online as part of the civil engineering services report.
    4. Yes, EDQ has been meeting with Energex to discuss servicing as well as new electrical innovations for the past several months.
    5. Yes, as stormwater should be flowing into Cabbage Tree Creek. A detention basin and wetlands will be built as part of the development to slow down and filter the water before it enters the creek. You will be able to review the stormwater management plan online as part of the development application. 

  • Hi. I am curious to know the motivation for this project. Housing? Income from land sale? Or added recreational amenities for north Brisbane? There are many better options for using this particular site that would improve wellbeing for locals. The area could be left almost intact - preserving wildlife habitat , the open spaces and sporting fields for local groups. BBQ and playground facilities could be added throughout the space as local options are cramped and over capacity during weekends. Fenced dog parks could be included as well as an update to the tennis courts. Car parking is currently adequate for this type of development. It could have similar spaces to the Hidden World playground and BBQ and dog park areas. Or similar to the 7th Brigade park in Chermside that also incorporates a bike riding education area. This type of development suits the needs of locals, promoting active and healthy lifestyles while avoiding destruction of wildlife habitat and increase of traffic congestion. If the government were serious about planning for locals and investing in mental and physical wellbeing- this type of development would be better for everyone. This area has had its fair share of bulldozing and housing development.

    VS asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Carseldine Urban Village is part of the Advancing our Cities and Regions (AOCR) Strategy which is focussed on renewing and repurposing underutilised land  to deliver a number of outcomes including economic, community and financial outcomes.

    The sorts of amenities you mention will be achieved within the urban village project including retention of approximately 75 percent of the current bushland with improved walking tracks, and new sporting facilities which are being designed in conjunction with local sporting groups and will include additional car parking. The proposed Sport and Recreation Precinct will also include shaded areas, a BBQ area with seating, children’s playground, dog park and a workout space. More information about the proposed Sport and Recreation Precinct can be found in the information boards from the recent master plan open day.

  • Why is the Government selling off this relatively small asset? Surely this sale will not make or break the state budget, why not listen to the local community and keep this unique piece of green space. Where else can a family go to kick a ball around or walk in a quiet green space well away from cars, noise and pollution. Regardless of how much existing vegetation is kept, filling the area with 3000 people is going to cause significant crowding, noise and hustle/bustle. These 900 dwellings will have no private backyards, nobody will have space for a shed. So guess what, they will have to "go out" every time they want to do something and that will create high levels of traffic in and out of the site, the local streets and Beams Road. The answers being given to all these questions are just high level and not really tackling the core issues. Please listen to the community concerns, this is a unique piece of paradise in an increasingly overcrowding city. I am not anti-development, by all means develop the area to the east of the railway line where the wrecker is located, but not the old Uni campus.

    Jason M asked about 2 months ago

    The Government is redeveloping part of the site into a new village hub delivering housing choice and affordability, job creation and stimulating the economy through construction. It will also create a new sport and recreation precinct where families can go and kick a ball as you suggest. Improving the facilities will allow for it to be more family friendly with barbecues, shade structures, picnic tables, play and exercise equipment and a dog park. You are correct in saying there will be smaller back yards however that is why it is important to retain the surrounding bushland and improve the recreational area. Everything from getting a coffee, to the park or the train station are all within walking distance.


  • Hi there. I live locally and am aware that any development in this area that increases traffic flow along Beams rd, Dorville rd, Hanford rd and Gympie rd will seriously impact on the already dreadfully congested roads. The level crossing at Carseldine Station already causes significant congestion and peak hour along these roads is incredibly crowded causing long delays. This local area cannot cope with increased traffic flow. What other areas have been considered for this development? Chermside and Nundah have better public transport options and spaces that could be easily developed.

    VS asked about 2 months ago

    A traffic impact assessment has been completed for the development and EDQ are also liaising with Brisbane City Council (BCC) in relation to their future plans for the road network upgrades in the area. The EDQ assessment looks at the existing road network and traffic, and provides recommendations to ensure the traffic generated by new residents and growth in the area will operate acceptably in the future at both 2021 and 2031 forecasts. 

    In relation to your question on what other areas have been considered for development, EDQ has a team dedicated to locating sites for development across Queensland. You mention Chermside and Nundah in particular however EDQ is tasked with developing State Government land under the Advancing our cities and regions (AOCR) strategy and not land in private ownership.


  • In response to your statement "Carseldine is growing faster than the rest of Brisbane. The population of Carseldine has increased 26.8% (from 2001-2011), which is greater than Brisbane’s average increase of 19.7%", this is part of the reason why there are lot of people opposing this development. Successive governments let the area grow without a serious planning and improvements in infrastructure. Isn't it ordinary to then use the same exact reason to make it even worse before addressing peoples reasonable concerns? Please check Carseldine station passenger stats and compare this is other surrounding stations then come and talk to us and explain to us what you have done to address this.

    rsanikommu asked 4 months ago

    Infrastructure has, and is been reviewed and a traffic impact assessment has been completed for the development. EDQ are also liaising with Brisbane City Council (BCC) in relation to their future plans for the road network upgrades in the area. The EDQ assessment looks at the existing road network and traffic, and provides recommendations to ensure the traffic generated by new residents and growth in the area will operate acceptably in the future at both 2021 and 2031 forecasts. In relation to the train service, EDQ is seeking to meet with Queensland Rail (QR) and has already commenced discussions with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on plans including the park and ride carpark. EDQ will provide more information as it becomes available. 

  • May I ask in regards to development of what builders / developers etc have indicated interest or have provided any guidance thus far. I am curious to see how many companies are interested (eg has it been put to tender) or will it be a government contracted developer and if so who are they?

    Curious local asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The Expression of Interest (EOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process for builders will not commence until the approval of the Stage 1 development application (DA) which isn’t anticipated till late 2017. It will be an open tender process, and not Government contractors, as this is an opportunity for economic development in the private sector to create jobs and provide apprenticeship training opportunities.The EOI and RFP is generally an 8-10 week process and once complete, the successful parties will be published.

    If you would like further details, please see the response underneath the 'Builders' tab of the Q&A section for a full explanation of the process.

  • Two new billboards have been erected near the corner of Dorville and Denver Rds, one asking "Would you like to know more?" and the other "Still home to..." mentioning the market, childcare and TMR. I would like to know the reason for these (i.e. what is the message supposed to be and who is the target of this method of communication). How much did they cost and why are they needed?

    MT asked about 2 months ago

    The message is: 

    1. there is a resource available to find out details and facts relating to the proposed project, and 
    2. correct the misconception that the Carseldine Markets and C&K Child Care are being displaced from operating or that the Government Office Precinct is being demolished.

    The target for this communication is those who have and have not engaged with EDQ to date or are unsure how to find information. The billboards are cost effective as they will be used as a method of communication that will transition from information to selling over time and will be in place for the life of the development. 

  • I'm greatly heartened to see that "Within the Carseldine Urban Village priority will be given to public transport, pedestrian and cycle transport modes.". A point to add on this topic is that while encouraging public and active modes of transport within the urban village is great, it should also be considered how easy it will be for people choosing these modes of transport to get to and from the urban village in the first place to, for example, shop catch the train or, if living there, move to and from their homes. I'm specifically thinking of cycling and deficiencies that currently exist when travelling from Aspley to Carseldine. The bikeway underpass at Gympie Rd and the subsequent bikeway toward Carseldine is great but prior to that point people on bikes are required to either mingle with heavy traffic on Gympie Rd or negotiate the narrow, poorly surfaced footpath with myriad of driveways with cars entering and exiting. A bikeway behind the Hypermarket and Zupps caryard which joins up to the Cabbage Tree Ck bikeway would really help in this regard. So, my question is: has any research been done into these kinds of "feed in" issues because I think they would ultimately affect significantly things like parking requirements and adjoining public transport volumes for the urban village?

    Edwin asked 3 months ago

    As part of the project assessment a mobility plan is being prepared that will show connections directly external to the site, such as the cycleway. Unfortunately we are only able to undertake direct works to enhance these connections so your suggests, such as the bikeway behind the Hypermarket for example, will be provided to Brisbane City Council. 


  • I understand that this parcel of land has yet to go to tender. If so, how does the government know what the purchaser is actually going to build ?Or does the government know ahead of the tender process who is actually going to buy the land and what they are proposing to build? No consideration has been taken into account the impact this massive development will have on the local community, the road infrastructure, wildlife/environment, flooding, sporting bodies, parking, house values etc......

    Jo Teske asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the response given to Tiffany underneath the 'sale' tab of the Q & A tool.

  • In the Fitzgibbon Chase development, at one stage a developer tabled an application for two blocks of apartments of four storeys high. This did not go ahead and instead one or two storey 'terraced houses' on separate titles were built. Obviously developers saw a better return on such an investment. Under the revised plan, is it possible that the building of six storey apartment blocks may not occur?

    CGRG asked 3 months ago

    You are correct that the master plan allows for 2-3 storey terraced housing. The building heights across the site range from 3, 5 and 8 storeys however are the maximums, and not the targets. Information relating to the height and types of housing will become available after the expression of interest and request for proposal to the development industry. This is expected to be available in early 2018.

  • Why can't you keep the existing Gate 3 entrance and just make it a turn left only exit or even an entrance only on Dorville Road? If people want to travel north or east, they can go to the Beams Road exit which will use existing traffic lights at Balcara Ave. The trains frequently stop the flow of traffic there so it's easier to turn left onto Beams road than try and do a right turn onto Dorville Rd to head north. Putting traffic lights at Whitehorse street will only make it even more difficult to travel along Dorville Road in both directions just to let a few cars out at a time.. If there is still going to be a single lane each way over the railway line and no overpass, why not also make it a turn left only exit on Beams road too as the only way to easily head east will be Telegraph or Zillmere / Robinson road overpasses with our new urban population. Alternatively, just like in the Brisbane city with it's one way streets, why not have an entrance only from Dorville Road utilising Gate 3 and exit only onto Beams Road to streamline traffic flow in the area?

    Dave W asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for the suggestions. Many different options relating to traffic management are being considered while we seek to finalise the master plan following the current round of engagement sessions. 


  • Considering the proposed development of land at the former Carseldine University Campus site, are you really aware and do you care that this development will deprive our native wildlife of their necessary environment to continue to live? Your plans might look nice for human habitation but our wildlife which are under constant threat will disappear! Where do you plan to 'rehouse' them???

    SusanDouglas asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please the responses underneath the ''wildlife' tab of the Q&A section and for further information please download the Flora and Fauna Fact sheet.

  • What are you planning to to to stop congestion, already at a rediculous level on Beams Road and Dorville Road, when you are plonking apartment buildings and units, which are not necessary in this area of Brisbane, as proved by the amount of Developers going into receivership in North Brisbane. Where is all the parking going for all these new buildings. Where is all the infrastructure for the proposed overpass in the future, far future as you admit there is no money for the rail overpass. What are you proposing to do about the traffic which will flow on from coming out of the proposed development up Whitehorse Street. Has any thought or planning gone into what impact this proposed development will have on this community, native trees being removed, native animals habitat being destroyed, the impact on roads, and existing residents lives in this government money grabbing exercise.

    SMax asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please the responses underneath the 'traffic' and 'wildlife' tabs of the Q&A section.

  • What are the development timeframes from Stage 1 through to Stage 4?

    trgannon asked 3 months ago

    The Sport and Recreation Precinct, called Stage S, will be the first works onsite and after further engagement on design and uses is proposed to start later this year. 

    Stage 1 will follow in early-2018 with the development containing six stages, proposed to be developed over six years however is subject to demand.

  • What is the net financial gain in $ value that the State Government estimates (or desires) to receive out of this development?

    Carseldine Bush Crew asked 4 months ago

    While we cannot disclose that information because it is commercial in confidence, EDQ’s consideration in relation to this project, as well as other projects being delivered under the Advancing our cities and regions strategy, also takes into account the potential community benefit, such as the provision of the new sport and recreation precinct.


  • I note the current proposal’s intention to build on land subject to flooding and proposed mitigation measures could remove floodplain storage capacity. EDQ has stated in question responses that “proposed flood mitigation works onsite could include fill to selected areas, a bund along the rail corridor and an onsite detention basin”. The first two options would displace floodwaters and likely increase flooding to upstream and downstream properties. Given an onsite detention basin is unlikely to be constructed to contain all of the stormwater runoff from the development, particularly in extreme storm events, is EDQ prepared to worsen flooding for upstream and downstream properties as a result of this development?

    Carseldine Bush Crew asked 5 months ago

    The stormwater flood mitigation is required as part of the development application approval and onsite works will benefit surrounding properties.


  • Is there any plans for a medical precinct within the redevelopment with areas for pharmacy/dentist/radiology clinics etc?

    interested party asked 5 months ago

    There is opportunity for these uses in the Village Heart, this is where the retail and commercial centre is proposed. 


  • Good Morning, Can I please know what is the estimated start date for the development of this site ? Also, is there a way to subscribe to information regarding all the future progress related to this site ? Thanks in advance, Bill

    Bill Singh asked 5 months ago

    The development application is proposed for lodgement following the next round of community engagement in May and June, the approval of which will determine the onsite start date. It is anticipated to be late 2017 however once the application is made we will be able to give a more accurate timeframe. Please register on this website to receive all the latest information as it becomes available.


  • Is a network analysis being undertaken of the water and sewerage infrastructure in this locality and what advice has been received thus far from Queensland Urban Utilities on the existing infrastructure capability to service future development?

    Carseldine Bush Crew asked 5 months ago

    Yes, a network analysis is done as it informs the civil engineering design. The Queensland Urban Utility capacity review (called a Service Advice Notice) for the proposed development has already been obtained.


  • What is the term of the lease to DTMR for the site’s office use and what options are currently in place for the expansion of DTMR offices on site?

    Carseldine Bush Crew asked 5 months ago

    The Government Office Precinct is located outside the development area of Carseldine Urban Village and EDQ is not aware of plans for expansion, we are unable to provide information on leasing.


  • Is there a map of the proposed development that the general public can view?

    Cdelaflor asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The map of the proposed development is available in the library and is called the Fitzgibbon PDA land use plan.

  • Can you please advise if Queensland Rail has been consulted with the numbers of expected new residents? with the opening of the Redcliffe line, the trains are already heavily packed during peak hour. Perhaps this development should propose Carseldine train station as an express stop to accommodate the additional numbers that this development will create as well as all the new residents to Fitzgibbon Chase. This is in a perfect location to do so, in the middle of Northgate and Petrie stations.

    Problems asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the question from Michael on 3 Feb and the response underneath the 'rail' and 'transport' tabs of the Q&A section.

  • With an increase of 2600 residents what is QR going to do about the increase in commuters on the Redcliffe/Peninsular line? The train is already packed by the time it reaches Carseldine in peak periods. Will there be additional carparks to accommodate the extra commuters?

    Boho asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the question from Michael on 3 Feb and the response underneath the 'rail' and 'transport' tabs of the Q&A section.

  • How many car parking spaces are proposed to be provided at the basement levels of residential blocks for residents? Also how many car parking spaces are proposed to be provided at the basement levels of commercial buildings? How many car parking spaces are proposed to be provided for the short term purposes when people visit the proposed shops and commercial public enterprises and space for staff in these businesses?

    davidhutcheon asked 9 months ago

    We aren’t able to provide specific numbers since there is currently no proposed development concept for the site. However, it is anticipated, that any proposed development would provide car parking in accordance with the requirements of the Fitzgibbon PDA Development Scheme including Table 1 ‘Car Parking Rates’ and Table 2 ‘Development Parameters’ as well as any other relevant criteria identified in the scheme. The Fitzgibbon PDA Development Scheme is available online at http://www.edq.qld.gov.au/planning/priority-development-areas/fitzgibbon-brisbane.html

  • There is a lot of residents concerned about traffic congestion on Beams Road due to the railway crossing at Carseldine station. Instead of having a Beams Road overpass which is very costly why not permanently close the level crossing. This would save money and you could have an additional car park for the station on the opposite side of the railway line to where the car park is now. Traffic between Sandgate Road and Gympie Road could travel along Telegraph Road which is being upgraded at the moment and Zillmere Road and traffic from Sandgate Road that come along Beams Road could travel through Fitzgibbon Chase to Telegraph Road. I hope you will at least consider this option. It may work.

    Dennis Barry asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. EDQ is continuing to refine the master plan which informs the traffic impact assessment, including along Beams Road. A range of scenarios are being assessed as part of this process.  

  • Why has no land been allocated for the future rail overpass? It is unrealistic to expect that the overpass can be constructed within the existing road reserve as shown on the 2009 drawings. The recently completed Geebung overpass, a comparable retro-fitted overpass, shows that it will be necessary to provide at least a 45m wide corridor between the railway and main entry to the proposed urban village to enable construction of the Beams Road overpass, access roads to the railway car park, exit ramp to the urban village and walkway/bikeway to enable all the future residents to get to the station safely.

    hegerty asked 6 months ago

    Land resumption north (on Beams Road) and east (adjacent to the railway line) within the Carseldine Urban Village will enable the footprint of the Beams Road rail overpass and has been incorporated into the drafting of the master plan. EDQ has met with Brisbane City Council and we were advised the area required should be available in late April. We will release the revised master plan in a May community newsletter and hold an information session in June 2017 which will provide greater detail around these issues for you.

  • This follows on from Beetle's recent question and Dave's earlier question in November. The ‘approved land use plan’ for the proposed Carseldine Urban Village includes the stated objective ‘residential development within the precinct will provide for a mix of incomes, tenures and price points including affordable rental and owner-occupier housing.’ The planned outcomes of this objective are: • A minimum of 5% of dwellings are available for purchase at or below the median house price in Brisbane. • A minimum of 5% of dwellings are available for purchase or rental to low to moderate income households. It would seem that at least 10% of dwellings will be low cost (lower standard) accommodation. It is also quite disturbing that no upper limit has been specified. The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe, in his former role as Minister for Infrastructure and Planning in 2009 and godfather of this Carseldine Urban Village project disaster, advised parliament that ‘the village is not proposed to include a high percentage of social housing’. He then advised ‘development applicants will be expected to demonstrate ...that a minimum of two-thirds of dwellings will be available at or below the median house price in Brisbane ... a minimum of one-fifth of dwellings will be available for purchase or rental to low to moderate income households’. Still no mention of an upper limit! The latest advice from EDQ is that ‘Carseldine Urban Village is not a social housing initiative. Housing types will be developed in the coming months and will deliver a mix of price points allowing all members of our community, such as singles, families, downsizers and retirees to purchase a home within the Village. There isn’t a current plan to sell land or housing product for social housing purposes however such a use would not be excluded’. This is another of EDQ’s planning platitudes that provides infinite wriggle room for EDQ and no certainty for locals. Recent data on Brisbane house prices indicates that the median house price in Carseldine is $592,000 and the median unit price is $415,000, higher than Aspley and the other adjoining suburbs, while the Brisbane median house is $532,000 and median unit price is $368,000. How can EDQ assert that ‘urban renewal of suburban areas generally leads to an uplift in property value’ when the median value of a significant proportion of new units is likely to be more than $200,000 lower than the adjoining detached housing? The loss in visual amenity and 'serenity' due to the construction of 3-5 storey unit buildings opposite the houses will drop at least 10% off the values of those properties. You can't raise values by lowering the average.

    hegerty asked 6 months ago

    You are correct. The affordability target in the Development Scheme is 5% of homes for purchase at or below the Brisbane median house price and 5% of homes for purchase or rent to low to moderate income households. It is important we expand on what these statistic mean in regards to people’s lives:

    • A low to moderate income household is approximately $60 000 to $100 000.
    • Affordable does not equate to a lower standard of housing, but is the ability to purchase (or rent) and pay less than 30-35% of the household income on housing. Above this percentage can lead to housing stress
    • Affordable is comparative to income, for example a $300 000 one bedroom unit purchased by an individual on $70 000 would be affordable
    Making home-ownership achievable for all Queenslanders' is an important step in creating a community, so no maximum has been set.

    I am unclear on your values question, an increase in affordable units would lower the median unit price over time but this is unrelated to the median house price. Typically urban renewal increases housing values due to the new amenity.

  • Do you have evidence that shows that the development of the Village will likely increase the values of existing properties?

    Beetle24 asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the response in the Q & A section on page 6 under the topic of 'values', asked by Dave on 30 Nov 2016.


  • You were asked as to why this land has not been 'declared' as a TOD site. The word 'declared' may have been incorrect, but as your answer intimated, this site ticks all the boxes of a Transit Oriented Development. Your answer did not explain as to why this land has not been ( approved,recognised, zoned , proposed, categorised, or whatever word suits best) as a TOD site. Your answer, cut straight from the Transit Oriented Development Guide by the Queensland Government, shows exactly why this site should be 'approved' as a TOD site. https://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/documents/2009/Dec/TOD%20Publications/Attachments/tod-guide[1].pdf Furthermore, if this development was approved as TOD, its value would increase dramatically, as would the surrounding properties. I ask again, why hasn't this development been (approved, recognised, zoned , proposed, categorised, or whatever word suits best) as a Transit Oriented Development?

    Mike asked 7 months ago

    The principles of this guide have been reflected in the Fitzgibbon PDA development scheme. There is no process or need to further recognise the PDA’s attributes as a location for appropriate development close to public transport.


  • The Carseldine site has a extraordinarily high level of biodiversity for a small piece of urban bushland. See http://ptba.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161124CUVProwse.pdf. This high level of biodiversity is contingent in part, on the number of people who visit. How will the impact on the biodiversity of the site, of the additional large number of people, their pets, cars and bicycles etc be assessed and managed on an ongoing basis? How can assurances be given that the biodiversity of the site will not be adversely affected by the large number of additional people living in the precinct?

    Stephen Prowse asked 7 months ago

    The bushland is an integral part of the Carseldine Urban Village. A flora and fauna assessment was undertaken and a summary fact sheet prepared which is available in the Library. It is intended to preserve bushland by constructing an informal walking trail and rehabiliating the surrounding areas. Fauna connections to the corridor east and west of the site will also be installed. Along with preparation of the development application will be a Flora and Fauna Management Plan which will include a Weed Management Plan, Fauna Management Plan and Rehabiliation Plan, all of which are the repsonsibility of EDQ to prepare and implement.


  • I favour development of the site, but why the fascination for eight-storey buildings in all of the burbs? Chermside has not been presented as a 'village', but Nundah 'Village' is nothing like a 'village' with its eight-storey towers. Carseldine & Fitzgibbon are nothing like the historical centres of Rome, Paris or Vienna, but similar five or so storey heights in this TOD would be more appropriate.

    CGRG asked 7 months ago

    The building heights range from 3, 5 and 8 storeys across the site, however please note these are the maximums, and not the targets.


  • Hi with the completion of Fitzgibbon Chase, I have already noticed increase of traffic on Beams Road crossing the railway, to make this worse, the new addition of the Redcliffe Line makes waiting much longer than before at the gate. If we are going to do this development at Carseldine, how do we address the traffic issues, will an overpass be built over the rail track? The Carseldine market makes traffic even worse on Saturdays, as people park on the side of the road taken up one lane, I have seen accidents there, how do we address this after the project is started (or finished) thanks

    Johnny asked 7 months ago

    EDQ are in discussions with Brisbane City Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads about all aspects of road infrastructure.  A traffic assessment was undertaken in November 2016 and a fact sheet providing a short summary is available under the Library section. Once the master plan is finalised and specific traffic designs identified, we will provide updated information. 


  • At the moment I run on the grass and softer surfaces including the ovals instead of on hard concrete. Are there any plans to keep or provide softer surface walking and running tracks? Currently there are a lot of people who let their dogs loose around the area including on the ovals with no regard to others, I have been attacked twice? Will anything be done about this, especially as a lot more people will soon reside in the area as the signs telling people that dogs must be on a leash are not working? Will there be a dog off leash area included?

    JR asked 7 months ago

    An off leash dog park is not currently included however in the coming months there will be a specific community engagement workshop on the sport & recreation and open space needs of the community. You will be notified to attend and we welcome your comments.

  • Obviously, as the Carseldine Train/Bus interchange Station will become busier, there will be a need for substantially more car parking. Have the planners considered purchasing the wrecking yard and using it for a multi level carpark? As this site will have a trainline on it's southwest and the Beams Road overpass to the north, it may be better used for this purpose. The trainline could be straightened giving more room on the Village site.

    Beetle24 asked 7 months ago

    The ultimate solution to increasing the park and ride facility is under discussion with the Department of Main Roads and Transport, we will share more detail as it becomes available.


  • Will the TMR office and staff parking be moved?

    Mel asked 7 months ago

    EDQ is not aware of plans to relocate the TMR offices, and in fact, these staff are are a valuable asset of the proposed Carseldine Urban Village.

    The car parking currently utilised by staff is located within the last stage proposed (Stage 4). As the Carseldine Urban Village is a staged development, the parking requirements will be assessed as part of the design process prior to any works that might impact the existing parking.


  • Would the people of Queensland, who all have a vested interest in this site, get a greater value for this land if it was a TOD site?

    Beetle24 asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the response underneath the 'TOD' tab of the Q & A section on page 1, asked by Georgia on 23 Feb 2017.

  • Why has this land not been declared a TOD site?

    Georgia asked 7 months ago

    Transit oriented development (TOD) is a planning concept that promotes the creation of a network of well-designed, human-scale urban communities focused on transit stations. TOD principles apply to the broader precinct surrounding the station, rather than any individual development within it.

    While there are various definitions in use around the world, there is common agreement that transit oriented development is characterised by:

    • a rapid and frequent transit service

    • high accessibility to the transit station

    • a mix of residential, retail, commercial and community uses

    • high quality public spaces and streets, which are pedestrian and cyclist friendly

    • medium- to high-density development within 800 metres of the transit station

    • reduced rates of private car parking.

    In that sense, the Fitzgibbon Priority Development Area (PDA), including the Carseldine Urban Village provides the opportunity for TOD outcomes due to its close proximity to the Carseldine Railway Station and future busway. However, it should be noted that as a TOD is a planning concept, not a regulatory planning instrument such as a PDA, a TOD cannot be 'declared'. 

  • I previously asked a question about what information you used to base your decision that people want to live or work at Carseldine, specifically since there has been massive growth in building closer to the city and more conveniently located than Carseldine. Please identify what evidence you have that people would choose to live at Carseldine. The current evidence seems to indicate that this would be the development of a future slum. Again, please identify what study, investigation or evidence you have that leads you to believe that Carseldine is an attractive location to live or work.

    Doc asked 7 months ago

    There are many factors that contribute to where people decide to live, work, play and retire including drivers such as the home offering (housing types, price points etc), local area appeal, local area amenity, quality of educational facilities, proximity to work, family, public transport, local recreation and leisure opportunities. 

    In this context, successful city’s need to ensure they have a diversity of housing options and choices in an array of locations throughout its city, with a diversity on offer across its whole area, not just its inner city core. 

    The intention of the Carseldine Urban Village project is to add to the diversity of housing and workplace choice throughout Brisbane, specifically leveraging the locational attributes of the site, including its proximity to an already established rail network and station, the established local recreation and leisure bushland create an additional layer of choice to Brisbane’s live, work and play offering.

    Carseldine is growing faster than the rest of Brisbane. The population of Carseldine has increased 26.8% (from 2001-2011), which is greater than Brisbane’s average increase of 19.7%.

    A detailed market analysis is currently underway to inform the detailed planning for the site.The project team will consider the results of this analysis in the context of the projects broader objectives to deliver long term community and economic benefits for the city and region over the next 10 – 15 years (as prescribed by the project’s PDA status).  

  • Why was this planning not advised to all TMR employees who were moved to this site during Newman's time? There was no mention about possible development. Employees were told that there would be plenty of parking.. Now with this development employees will have little or no parking area. That was part of the big sell when moving out to Carseldine. What consideration is being given?

    not happy TMR employee asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the response underneath the 'Carparking' tab of the Q & A section on page 4, specifically the question and answer from Peter on 1 December 2016.


  • Will the development impact the popular Saturday Carseldine Farmers Markets?

    monro asked 7 months ago

    EDQ met with the operators of the Carseldine Markets in November 2016. We have assured them that the development will not impact the ongoing operation of the market however in later stages EDQ may need to assist with traffic management during adjacent construction. The markets are a valuable asset of the proposed Carseldine Urban Village.


  • There has been a lot of high density new development in the Carseldine area. You are now planning a development on one of the few sports and recreation grounds available free for public use. How does this fit in with Qld Government's health programme.

    Susanmatthews asked 7 months ago

    The current open space is proposed for relocation to create a new sports & recreation precinct, refer to the concept plan on the newsletters within the documents on this site. This is an important part of the amenity for the Carseldine Urban Village and we suggest you register to attend the engagement workshops as we are exploring opportunities (subject to community endorsement), to actually provide more oval and sports space than is currently available.

  • Will there be any review on the impact of the number of new projected passengers using the trains during peak times from Carseldine station? As a regular commuter myself, the trains are already standing room only most days and the added population nearby will surely increase the train passenger numbers.

    Michael asked 8 months ago

    The time line of first residents moving in to the Carseldine Urban Village is approximately 2 years away. During this time Economic Development Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Brisbane City Council and Queensland Rail will have discussions on outcomes relating to all aspects of public transport and road infrastructure from local bus timetables to train passenger schedules.


  • Upon what information has the decision, that people want to live at Carseldine, been based. It seems that we have a housing oversupply in Brisbane and everywhere else is closer to the city than Carseldine, making it an undesirable location to live, work, retire or study. Carseldine has no real infrastructure of its own, everything is driving distance. Carseldine is a long travel by public transport to the city and the buses are prone to traffic congestion at Chermside and any part of Gympie road from there on in.

    Doc asked 8 months ago

    The Queensland Government is conscious of the pressures of Brisbane’s increasing population growth. The government has therefore adopted a responsible and sustainable approach to manage the impacts upon residents and deliver community benefits, such as new open space, employment opportunities, education, cafes and affordable housing. With careful design, urban renewal is planned in areas with existing and planned infrastructure.

    The plan to renew the former Queensland University of Technology (QUT) campus was first identified in 2008, as part of the Fitzgibbon Priority Development Area (PDA). In October 2016 the Queensland Government launched the Advancing our cities and regions (AOCR) strategy, which will see surplus and underutilised state property renewed and repurposed breathing new life into communities across the State. The Carseldine Urban Village has been identified as the first South East Queensland urban renewal precinct to be revitalised under the AOCR. Carseldine has a number of benefits including being only 12 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, its close proximity to existing and planned major public transport networks,  significant bushland and open space for people to enjoy and the existing suburban communities which new residents can become a part of.

    The project will revitalise the former QUT campus grounds to deliver an urban village incorporating 25 hectares of bushland and open space, as well as residential, commercial and retail uses. The urban village will provide opportunities for the community, which will attract investment to the local community, and deliver jobs and economic growth, creating a point of destination for the area.


  • Will the flooding and stormwater management report/s be made available to the public? A detention basin can can reduce the peak flow of runoff discharged from the proposed development to the creek and can alter the timing of this peak flow, but it cannot reduce the increased volume of runoff. The loss of floodplain storage resulting from the proposed filling and levee bund construction to protect the proposed development from regional creek flooding cannot be mitigated by a detention basin constructed within the protected area. The impacts on creek flooding can be quantified by numerical modelling. Releasing the report/s would greatly improve the credibility of the EDQ responses on this issue. The EDQ responses to all issues are typically simplistic, paternalistic and reminiscent of the Joh 'don't you worry about that' era.

    hegerty asked 8 months ago

    In response to your question “Will the flooding and storm water management report/s be made available to the public?”  EDQ can confirm that all flooding and storm water reports will be available once a development application is lodged. The full application will be available for download at http://dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning/development-assessment/priority-development-area-development-applications.html during the assessment period. Brisbane City Council will be issued the application for review and comment prior to any decision by the EDQ-Development Assessment team.

    After a decision has been issued, whether approved, modified or declined, are available at http://dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning/development-assessment/priority-development-area-development-approvals.html

  • Can you please tell me what estimates of additional population numbers you are using to base your calculations of infrastructure requirements upon. Also, have the additional numbers been taken into account when considering the deterioration of the remaining bushland the impact of these numbers would cause?

    Doc asked 8 months ago

    The Village could expect up to 900 new dwellings which would equate to approximately 2,000 new residents. There are approximately 900 workers within the existing Government Precinct and another 600 jobs could be created through the inclusion of proposed commercial and retail outlets. This is a total of 2,600 new people.

    Formalisation of a track and trail through the bushland will reduce impacts to habitat and control weed dispersal. No vegetation south of the precinct along Cabbage Tree Creek is being developed. Vegetation along Dorville Road and corner of Dorville & Beams Road is also being retained along with nearly 3 hectares behind the C&K Child Care Centre, three quarters of the existing bushland is being retained. Please refer to the concept plan in the recent newsletter.

    Where vegetation is being removed, off-set rehabilitation works will be undertaken. Flora and fauna strategies will include the early installation of nesting-boxes and revegetation activities. For further information please refer to the response in the Q & A section with the username CGRG.

  • Hi EDQ, I understand an EOI campaign will be undertaken to sell the development site? will the site be sold in online or as mutiple super lots? do you have any time frame for the sale? I note the stage one Development assessment application is scheduled in Mid 2017, will the land be sold with development approvals? if so, will the future developers be able to amend the DA if the proposed scheme is in line with the master plan? Thanks.

    Tiffany asked 8 months ago

    The sales process is currently being refined however it will consist of an Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) two-stage process to builder and development organisations. The EOI will contain specific criteria relating to community and sustainability outcomes. They will then be short-listed for participation in the RFP where detailed information relating to pricing, design, timing and how the criteria will be physically delivered is addressed.

    There could be several delivery options resulting from the RFP, it is anticipated that EDQ will prepare the master lots and then submit a subsequent development application to create internal roads and individual lot titles which is then on-sold to a pre-approved builder/development company for building construction only.

    Any master lot sold will be controlled with a covenant of compliance (e.g. sale subject to) the master plan in place for Carseldine Urban Village. Should a builder/development deviate from this, they would be required to submit an alternate for approval which would trigger notice of intended non-compliance, and EDQ could pursue a buy-back clause.

  • I was just wondering I have heard there is a multi story car parking facility going in, can you tell me where this is situated. Also the development looks like it includes the Clock corner shops, can you tell me what will be happening there.

    concerned asked 8 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the responses underneath the 'car parking' tab of the Q&A section on pages 2, 3 and 4.

    The Clock Corner shops are in private ownership and located within Precinct 3 of the Fitzgibbon PDA Development Scheme. The owner is able to develop in line with the Scheme however is not part of the Carseldine Urban Village. Carseldine Urban Village is located within Precinct 1. 

  • (1) RE: "Kate asked , about 1 month ago". I asked a similar question and was asked to "please advise which maps you are referring to we can provide a more detailed response". The map in the December Newsletter shows 'future development' at the southernmost point of the employees carpark": this blocks the open faunal corridor (eg, indicated in the 2011 map) linking the retained bushland to the north (extending from the childcare centre) to the retained Cabbage Tree Creek bushland. (2) I generally welcome development of the site. However, the five to eight storey maxima is excessive for the area and all building heights should be restricted to four stories (except as proposed along Dorville Rd: following existing contours, this blends with the crown height of the larger established eucalypts.

    CGRG asked 8 months ago

    A Flora and Fauna Management Plan, which will expand on the Flora and Fauna Assessment Report completed January 2017, will identify suitable solutions and preferred areas to enable movement between the main four bushland areas; corner of Dorville and Beams Roads, Dorville Road adjacent to new road, behind the C&K childcare centre and Cabbage Tree Creek. Currently the concept plan does show a ‘future development’ footprint however this is due to the existing car park footprint in this location. It will be critical to install a suitable crossing at this point and it will be included. Movement will be facilitated by items such as glider poles and fauna tunnels as a minimum.

    Specific strategies (including type and location of movement solutions) will be released once we have developed the final master plan. You can refer to the fauna connection map with identified connections from the Fitzgibbon PDA Development Scheme. A second key component will be the installation of mobility connections from Cabbage Tree Creek across Dorville Road to the west and Cabbage Tree Creek to the east, as these are missing at present. 

    A third initiative proposed for six months prior to construction or tree removal will be installation of nest boxes to encourage new nesting locations and commencing re-vegetation to allow growth to mature in advance of development.

  • I note a recurring answer to many of the questions regarding what vegetation will be retained is that 22 hectares will be retained. However in looking at all the PDA maps on this website it appears the area for the proposed future busway is in this retained 22 hectares. Can you please advise if the land held for the proposed busway is included in these 22 hectares?

    Marj asked 8 months ago

    The future busway road width has been excluded from the vegetation calculation.


  • Can you please advise what the pink marks are relevant to on the site - there have bee surveyors on site and large trees marked with pink crosses and dots, what do they mean. I would attach a photo but there does not seem to be ability on this forun to do so.

    Jacky Overington asked 8 months ago

    Survey information is required to inform the design process with the surveyor recording contour levels and identifying existing services on the site. The pink spray paint marks placed on trees by the surveyor are simply a visual reminder for the team as to where their GPS records finished late last year, so they wouldn't survey the area twice. The marking does not relate to a plan to remove the trees. Surveying for the balance of the site has re-commenced this week.

  • One of the complaints I keep hearing from locals is that a large section of the development will include public housing. Are there any plans to include public housing?

    johnd asked 9 months ago

    The land is owned by the Department of Housing and Public Works however Carseldine Urban Village is not a social housing initiative. Housing types will be developed in the coming months and will deliver a mix of price points allowing all members of our community, such as singles, families, downsizers and retirees to purchase a home within the Village. There isn’t a current plan to sell land or housing product for social housing purposes however such a use would not be excluded. 

  • The soccer fields are well utilised in the afternoon and weekends. What facility will be available for the people who currently use this recreational area?

    Turtle asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the response underneath the 'Sporting' tab of the Q & A section on page 1.

  • Are the playing fields being built on? If so, why? There is an epidemic of obesity in Australia and somewhere to play a team sport is imperative to children's & adults health. It is important to have playing fields. Green space isn't enough.

    JustJude asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the response underneath the 'Sporting' tab of the Q & A section on page 1.

  • With increasing child obesity and smaller house blocks how can closing the sporting fields be in brisbanites best interest ?

    Leave T asked 9 months ago

    For formal registered users who hire the ovals for State/National competitions, EDQ can assist in locating suitable alternatives. For informal users, the use and need of open space forms part of the community engagement workshops to be undertaken in February and March. Registrations to be involved in these workshops will open in early February. Currently it is proposed to clear land adjacent to the ball park for sporting purposes.

  • How will you manage the issue of displaced wildlife when you remove the native and remnant bushland? In Brighton with the Deagon Deviation mass clearing only 4 hectares of wetlands the number of wildlife deaths was unacceptably high - run over pythons, possums and 6 Kangaroos dead since August - How will you manage the wildlife living in this bushland area you propose to fell?

    Jacky Overington asked 9 months ago

    Around two-thirds of the existing bushland is being retained. Ecologists are undertaking a flora and fauna assessment which will provide recommendations to limit the impact to the fauna habitat and recommend initiatives to aid in their movement, for example glider poles for squirrel gliders to cross roads. The Bushland Management Plan also mandates the rate of revegetation for removed habitat.


  • If building on the flood prone land which is currently ovals along Beams Road it seems your solution is to raise the site by filling similar to what was done with Fitzgibbon. Our problem is that it will make Beams road, the Carseldine railway station and a good section of Balcara Avenue the new low lying area so that the overland water runoff from the hill collects there with nowhere to go. Are you improving the drainage just north of your development area around the clock corner shops and railway station and the little park in Balcara avenue or pay for flood damage when these go under if you alter the landform and make these the new low point for rainwater to collect?

    Dan asked 9 months ago

    Proposed flood mitigation works may include limited fill in the north-east corner (the site is not being raised similar to Fitzgibbon Chase), a detention basin and a bund along the rail corridor. These works will redirect, slow the velocity and quantity of water movement currently coming from the west that heads north towards Beams Road. The proposed works will redirect water south-east into a detention basin to be slowly released into Cabbage Tree Creek, therefore the area north of Beams Road would benefit from the works.


  • I am concerned about the loss of old growth trees in the area - important for entire ecosystems almost. Can you reassure me about the retention of these, and the maintenance of substantial wildlife corridors, vital to preserve the fantastic biodiversity of the area? Thank you. Frances Long, Fitzgibbon.

    longf asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the responses underneath the 'Wildlife' tab of the Q & A section. Please be aware that there is more than one page of responses.

  • I am concerned about the amount of traffic that will result from the Businesses and Units that are built. Also concerned about the wildlife that will be effected by the destruction of their habitat. What does the State Government have planned to combat the extra amount of cars and protecting the wildlife. Also, if the State Government is selling the land, that is selling the assets. There was a promise at the last State election that NO assets would be sold. This is going back on an ELECTION PROMISE.

    Barbara Harris asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the responses underneath the 'Traffic' and 'Wildlife' tab of the Q & A section. Please be aware that there is more than one page of responses.

  • Will you upgrade the Storm water as Dorville Road often floods now? Will you give an estimated value to contribute to local roads, building the Open level crossing/park and ride etc.? It seems to me that the costs of these infrastructure needs would outway the potential value as a sale to investors.

    Chez asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Please see the responses underneath the 'Flooding' tab of the Q & A section.

  • Will there be units only or detached houses too? and when they will be offered to public?

    MOTI asked 9 months ago

    Housing types will be developed in the coming months and may include a mix of terrace housing and low-medium rise apartments. Detached housing could be delivered in the only Residential zone facing Beams Road however it is likely to be attached.



  • I noticed in the original plans that the Busway had it's own bridge over the rail line. Wouldn't it make much more sense to loop the busway over the Beams Road flyover?

    Beetle24 asked 9 months ago

    The proposed busway design is outside of EDQ's control, however land will be set aside where it transects the site to enable the future corridor.


  • When I have attended the markets, the QLD government assured me that 22 hectares of green space will be retained. Please advise which areas will not be retained. Which sections of bushland will be knocked down? I work at the C&K childcare. A key part of our learning is engaging with the natural environment. We have squirrel gliders and possums visiting our centre each night. They leave their "evidence" behind which we use for stimulating educational discussion. Our children have a strong emotional attachment to the animals we can see from our fence line and as they enter our service. Near our carpark we have spotted tawny frogmouths, bush stone curlews, kookaburras, butcher birds. In the centre itself and looking out to Beams Road - sulphur crested cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, possums and squirrel gliders (leave their evidence - our trees and those behind us have flowers and sap in their diet). Many of our families choose us because of the peaceful, bush habitat that surrounds us. What will happen to the bushland surrounding our centre? We have also experienced flooding to our centre three times in the past 1.5 years due to trees being knocked down behind us and the resultant erosion. How will you mitigate that flooding?

    ejkerswell asked 9 months ago

    EDQ met with the C&K Child Care Head Office on 17 October 2016. Apologies the information from that meeting has not been distributed. EDQ is happy to come and meet with staff onsite when convenient, a private message will be sent from the Development Manager to arrange a meeting.

    The 3 hectares of bushland behind the child care is being retained, see the concept plan in the December newsletter available for download in the Library section. Approximately 85% of the existing bushland is being retained and more detail will be provide at our meeting.


  • I was told that pre 1980's the Carseldine family gave this land to build the Kedron Teachers College. It was for educational purposes only. When the Transport Department took it over, the State Government, Project Services Department stated it had to leave all existing parklands and trees, and protect all including the creek. Pleas tell us all of the history and obligations previously noted.

    geoffrey asked 9 months ago

    The site, 532 Beams Road, came into State ownership in two transactions from private ownership. A timeline summary and the supporting transfer documents are now available for download in the document library section.

    In relation to Transport & Main Roads, they are a tenant to the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW). DHPW contract out, at their cost, the maintenance of the grounds and creek as they are the landowner and these areas have not been dedicated as public land (e.g. park or open space).


  • I have read somewhere that there will be 1.2 car parks per new dwelling. Can you please consider increasing this to 2 spaces per dwelling so that you don't replicate the eyesore of Fitzgibbon chase where there is a shortage of car parking spaces and the streets are littered and cluttered. Thanks for your time.

    Spinninghill asked 10 months ago

    The Fitzgibbon PDA Development Scheme allows a minimum car parking rate for multi-residential of 1 space for studio & 1 bedroom units, 1.2 spaces for more than one bedroom, and 2 spaces for a house. As there are also rates for commercial (1 space per 30m2 of gross floor area) and retail (1 space per 20m2 of gross floor area), parking requirements will be assessed, and a car parking plan per stage prepared, as part of the Development Application.

    Note this parking rate is consistent with the Brisbane City Council scheme (City Plan) when located near major public transport (such as the train station), which is 0.9 space per 1 bedroom, 1.1 space for 2 bedroom and 1.3 spaces for 3 bedrooms or more.


  • Currently TMR employees use almost all of the available parking on the precint. Will there continue to be the same amount of FREE parking designated for TMR employees only ?

    peterb asked 10 months ago

    The car parking provided within the Government Office Precinct is deemed as pre-existing use. When an application is made that will impact the existing parking numbers, such as a development application, then the number of car parks required for the area of commercial use will trigger assessment.


  • Can you please make it mandatory for any developers to increase the current government parking for employees working at DTMR by up to 50%? The current situation is horrible with employees parking in nearby streets all day, effectively blocking roads. I've nearly been hit by passing cars whilst walking my twin boys and toddler on at least a dozen occasions. It also cheapens the amenity of our quiet streets. The government and developers should be responsible for providing adequate parking.

    Spinninghill asked 10 months ago

    The car parking provided within the Government Office Precinct is deemed as pre-existing use. When an application is made that will impact the existing parking numbers, such as a development application, then the number of car parks required for the area of commercial use will trigger assessment.


  • It appears from the latest BCC flood maps that much of the proposed development, potentially with basement car parking according to the published EDQ documents, is on land with the second highest flood risk level. This is also the case for the potential relocation of the Carseldine Railway station to south of the Beams Rd rail crossing. If the development goes ahead as proposed, and flooding results in damage to buildings, cars, etc in the Village, insurance premiums for Carseldine and Fitzgibbon residents (including those outside the Village, would likely increase to reflect the increased claims. What is in place to mitigate this risk?

    JWLove asked 10 months ago

    You are correct, the land currently experiences flooding across the low areas, including north onto Beams Road and east across to the wreckers yard. EDQ commenced flooding investigations in late 2015, building on from earlier reports from 2011, as part of a due diligence process. Proposed flood mitigation works onsite could include fill to selected areas, a bund along the rail corridor and an onsite detention basin. The investigations are based on the Brisbane City Council flood model, and inputs, who would also be consulted on the mitigation strategy prior to a development application approval.


  • what type of car parking plan are you thinking about for the TMR employees? It will be good to have a multiple level undercover car park.

    Peter asked 10 months ago

    The car parking utilised by staff is located within the last stage proposed (Stage 4). As the Carseldine Urban Village is a staged development, the parking requirements will be assessed as part of the design process prior to any works that might impact the existing parking.


  • I note that document shared by EDQ project there will be 2000-3500 people living in the new development. Presumably this development will be available for families with children. As the local primary school Aspley East is now struggling to meet the current demand are there plans to provide new school/s for the area or are children of the new and current residents of Carseldine going to have to send their children out of the area.

    Marj asked 10 months ago

    The Department of Education & Training (DET) has modelled education needs for the area with the site as fully developed. The catchment is Taigum State School, not Aspley East, and the demand map available online (see link below) by DET shows an anticipated increase of 1-2% in primary school enrolments from 2016 to 2026.

    http://www.qgso.qld.gov.au/maps/sidmaps-2015/index.php?ll=-27.357169,153.024213


  • In 2010, I attended the extensive community consultation that occurred, where we were informed that QR had a plan in relation to the overpass. How is this plan going?

    wizzy asked 10 months ago

    The Infrastructure Plan within the Fitzgibbon Priority Area Development Scheme (Part 5) outlines the proposed transport improvements to be considered in connection to development of the Carseldine Urban Village. In particular it identifies intersection upgrades and that Infrastructure Charges, payable by Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) to Brisbane City Council (BCC), contribute towards the rail overpass. The overpass is a project between Brisbane City Council and the Department of Main Roads, who design and fund the project as the asset owner.

    EDQ has requested information as land resumption is required to facilitate the future overpass footprint where it crosses into State land ownership. Development of Carseldine Urban Village will contribute a significant proportion of funding towards the rail overpass.

  • I was told by the Economic Development people at the markets that the Carseldine development will include townhouses. If the development does have to go ahead which seems like a foregone conclusion ... then why build townhouses with an ageing population and people with disabilities cant access these. It seems little thought has gone into this development let alone little consultation. The northside needs more green space not development for housing. How about redevelopment with BBQs picnic spots lagoons for the animals... keep what little green space left. Joan, Zillmere.

    drue20 asked 10 months ago

    Housing types will be developed in the coming months and may include a mix of townhouses and low-medium rise apartments. The example of townhouses would have been mentioned as an example, this product could also consist of two dwellings within a townhouse building design, the ground floor of which would be designed for mobility, disability and accommodation for aging in place. These are considerations that will be part of the housing design brief included in the expression of interest seeking builders or development groups.


  • Is the traffic assessment mentioned in a response to a previous question going to consist of more than attaching video cameras to road signs and bus stops, for less than 24 hours, as happened a week or two ago. Is the assessment also going to occur during a "normal" traffic period and not during school holidays when traffic is lighter - otherwise it is not a true reflection of the position.

    JWLove asked 10 months ago

    The traffic surveys were undertaken across two days, a week apart, in November which was not during school holidays. ‘Road count’ strips are laid across the road to measure volume and frequency of vehicle movements, the traffic survey is not dependent on cameras. 


  • From the plan it looks like you are removing the sports ovals including tennis courts and retaining only the baseball diamond. Is that correct ?

    peterb asked 10 months ago

    The oval and tennis courts are within the development footprint so they will be relocated or removed as part of the community engagement on public realm and open space in February 2017, depending on the community’s needs. For example, a future oval using land adjacent to the ballpark could be proposed.

  • Will the tree-shaded bicycle path/walking trail with the entrance at Dorville Road be retained? It would be a shame to lose this lovely shaded walking path.

    Anna asked 10 months ago

    Yes this will be retained. Part of the engagement in February 2017 will be consideration of expanding this network.


  • More and more research is showing that spending time in nature is beneficial to human wellbeing, including mental health. Children also learn better, and have fewer behavioral issues, when they have lessons in natural surroundings. The rate of youth suicide in Australia has increased in recent years, and rates of anxiety and depression in the general community continue to grow. The proportion of people who are overweight or obese also continues to grow, along with associated health problems, such as diabetes. In the context of these ongoing and increasing community health issues, where will the residents of Carseldine be able to experience nature and improve their overall wellbeing if the green spaces in this suburb (and its neighboring areas) continue to be destroyed for the development of buildings and infrastructure? What quality of nature experience will be available to Carseldine residents if the greenspace and 'open' space of the QUT site is reduced to 'around' 25 hectares, and an addition 2000 residents are added to the immediate area? Would you please provide a more accurate estimate of the greenspace to be preserved by the development than 'around 25 ha of green and open space'? And does 'open space' include roads, paved areas, sports grounds, shopping malls and carparks? If so, all of these 'open spaces' would a make negligible contribution to the wellbeing of people compared to that provided by more natural surroundings (e.g. healthy bushlands and wetlands with native wildlife).

    Paula Peeters asked 10 months ago

    The Carseldine Urban Village allows for almost half of the site to be retained as bushland and open space. These areas exclude the items listed such as roads and buildings, for example the 22 hectares of bushland relates just to vegetation. As part of the engagement in February 2017 there will be a proposal to the public for consideration of walking trails through the bushland of Cabbage Tree Creek, and these, and potentially items such as seating and viewing platforms or a pedestrian bridge crossing the creek to the south, would be the only built infrastructure.

    The area of Open Space also excludes items such as road, and primarily refers to the ballpark and land adjacent that will be future oval space.

  • Will the government be undertaking an exercise in value sharing with the nearby residents that will have their home values negatively impacted by the building of misplaced high density residential in an outer suburban area? Also, has the economic impact of building high density residential in an outer suburban fringe been considered, given the glut in apartments expected to occur in 2017, as forecasted by multiple sources (here is one: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-28/brisbane-apartment-slowdown-will-be-too-late-to-stop-price-fall/7792206). Regards, Dave.

    Dave asked 10 months ago

    Urban renewal of suburban areas generally leads to an uplift in property value. The Carseldine Urban Village will provide residents and surrounding locals with additional lifestyle benefits, such as cafés, retail shops, green space, community facilities, cycle and walking paths. 

  • What will happen to all the animals and birds that live there and the 80 to 100 year old trees that are there?

    Kcondren asked 10 months ago

    A major component of the village design will include the retention of existing vegetation. Of the 45 hectare site, around 25 hectares of green and open space, significant tracts of vegetation will be retained, including over 18 hectares adjoining Cabbage Tree Creek. Protection of both flora and fauna are of great importance and this has been incorporated into the land use plan following previous detailed studies. 

  • Low Income Housing in Fitzgibbon has lead to an increase in crime in the area. This has been confirmed. How will you stop this occurring at this site?

    wizzy asked 10 months ago

    The reported crime statistics for Fitzgibbon Chase is lower than surrounding areas, and we invite you to review the statistics at https://www.police.qld.gov.au/forms/crimestatsdesktop.asp


  • What consultation has taken place in relation to parking for TMR staff, that currently fills all parking on site as well as extensive parking on Dorville Road? Where will these people park and what research has been conducted for this?

    wizzy asked 10 months ago

    Any car parking removed by the development will be replaced as a minimum. The traffic survey being undertaken will inform us on the number of vehicles parking onsite and on adjacent roads. A car parking plan will be required as part of each stage of the development application.


  • My partner and I have just compared the maps provided regarding which areas of the Carseldine site will be developed and we are very concerned that one of the critical areas that should be developed as a green corridor linking to what's left of the Fitzgibbon bushland is marked for development. Surely the government can do better than that? We need to be doing more to support our local wildlife and allow them safe access between what is left of the bushland.

    Kate asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Of the 25 hectares of green and open space, 22 hectares of bushland is being retained including fauna mobility via Cabbage Tree Creek. If you could please advise which maps you are referring to we can provide a more detailed response.


  • Why is EDQ not responding to complaints and concerns by local community members in relation to what happens in Carseldine? Back when this project was first muted back in 2010, all we received was acknowledgement of complaints and no real concerns were raised.

    wizzy asked 10 months ago

    Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is providing information relating to specific concerns individually as they are raised by residents who contact us. In February 2017 the community will be able to engage with EDQ Officers. The engagement activities relate to information sharing and a future Development Application (Stage 1) for assessment under the existing Development Scheme e.g. master plan and place making, and not land use planning controls as the Scheme is not proposed for amendment.


  • Who actually owns the land that the Carseldine Urban Village will be built on?

    mike asked 10 months ago

    The land is owned by the Department of Housing and Public Works, with buildings leased to Government agencies.


  • Is this proposed to be low income housing? What type of housing will this comprise of town houses, apartments, small block etc? Also i am concerned about the traffic on beams rd closer to Gympie rd. Ate there plans to upgrade this?

    Asolo35 asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Housing types will be developed in the coming months and may include a mix of townhouses and low-medium rise apartments. It is not envisaged that vacant land will be available but rather, Economic Development Queensland will partner with various builders to deliver housing diversity and sustainable living.

    The housing types will deliver a mix of price points allowing all members of our community, such as; singles, families, downsizers and retirees; to purchase a home within the Village.

    Traffic assessment for Beams Road, and adjacent roads, is underway. The assessment is required to inform the scale and location of required road & intersection upgrades that exist now, as well as after the development of Carseldine Urban Village.